Rowuk, do you have any personal history with Schenectady, NY? I was born there in '40 and grew up out side the city toward Albany. My dad worked at ALCO. In 1954 he bought my Mt Vernon Bach Strad (16466) for $350 and my Olds Ambassador at Hermie's Music in Schenectady. Big bucks for him in that time. I am playing that horn again after 50 years away from music.